Worker safety is key issue
- Opinion by Scott Mooneyham, Salisbury Post, NC
(State Commissioner of Labor) Berry speaks openly about opposing unions and unionization. In an election year that looks increasingly favorable for Democrats, Berry may need to worry.
Then again, the political landscape hasn't shifted so much that North Carolina has suddenly transformed into a union-friendly state, a fact that will certainly play in her favor.
Berry might also take comfort in the history of down-ballot races. Established incumbents in low-profile statewide offices like labor commissioner typically must shoot a puppy, or insult mom and apple pie to lose.